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Old Posted Oct 21, 2006, 4:06 AM
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Cities in the late 1800s, early 1900s

These are all the ones I have, feel free to post more from this era.

Boston




Halifax


Istanbul


Montreal












Los Angeles







Cincinnati



Shanghai



Chicago

















Vancouver





Sao Paulo













New York





















Toronto



































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Old Posted Oct 21, 2006, 4:16 AM
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cities now suck.

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Old Posted Oct 21, 2006, 4:23 AM
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Philadelphia Aerials, late 1800s





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Old Posted Oct 21, 2006, 4:23 AM
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These are amazing pictures, the Chicago ones in particular. I'd love to be able to go back in time and experience these cities in the old days before automobiles took over.
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Whoa. This is outstanding. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I'm just amazed. Was there something going on here beyond simply a traffic jam? And are those building materials on some of those wagons?
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Wow, great finds! They don't build 'em like they used to.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2006, 6:38 AM
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Wow... it's sad that many of our cities looked more urban then they they do now in areas...
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ST. LOUIS, 1920's, the 6th largest city in America...







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holy fuck chicago
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I posted some of these in a thread a couple of months back, but here they are. In the late 1800's on up until the onset of the Great Depression, Asheville was one of America's premier resort cities.

































And the piece de resistance (accent marks sold seperately), Asheville circa 1851.

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San Francisco, circa 1930

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Great idea for a thread, but there's a notable lack of Ottawa. I'll sweeten the pot!

Sparks Street at Elgin, 1901:


East down Rideau Street, 1896:


York Street in the Market, 1911:


The old Chaudière District, late 1800s:
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Moscow 1890-1910

Moscow 1895-1921
Photos by Vladimir Shukhov

The construction of Kievskiy station, 1916


The Tsar Bell, 1895


Getting ready for a motor racing, 1908


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, 1900


The construction of a Shukhov tower, 1921

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I'm always amazed by NYC's full waterfront and inward looking urbanism.
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Those were the days. Luckily, history repeats itself. Right?
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If I could live in Milwaukee in any time period, it would've been from 1870-1930.





Check out this amazing aerial of the valley from 1965, when Maitland Field was still operating and I94 starts to creep in on downtown:





Circa 1885:






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Incredible.
Much thanks to the thread starter and everyone who shared photos.
If only our cities could regain a fraction of their urbanity...
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If I could live in this period in terms of urbanity, but with modern conveniences... I'd be one happy dude.
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Originally Posted by MonkeyRonin
These are all the ones I have, feel free to post more from this era.

Boston

If you hadn't written that it was from Boston, I could have thought that this pic was from somewhere in north-western Europe.
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